Friday, July 10, 2015

Ryder Cup Europe examines 2022 bidders’ technical plans

Ryder Cup Match Director Edward Kitson and team visit Catalunya to evaluate the Costa Brava Barcelona 2022 bid

(RELEASE) - As the process to select a host for The 2022 Ryder Cup moves into the final phases, Ryder Cup Europe has been visiting each candidate nation to evaluate the technical elements of each of their bids.

Ryder Cup Europe recently visited PGA Catalunya Resort to further evaluate Spain’s bid for The 2022 Ryder Cup Match. This is the next stage in the formal bid process that will select a host for the 2022 Match by the end of the year.

A modern day Ryder Cup counts itself among the world’s 'mega events'. Consequently, the need for robust and innovative transport, security and logistics operations is essential.

Ryder Cup Match Director, Edward Kitson, Ryder Cup Operations Director, Antonia Beggs, and European Tour Director of Tour Operations, David Garland, spent two days with the Spanish bid team to gain a more complete understanding of the transport, parking, accommodation and crowd management proposals.

Edward Kitson said: “Hosting a Ryder Cup brings some unique challenges. Ensuring spectators, journalists and workforce enjoy the best experience possible every day requires detailed planning.

“Over the past two days, we have had a chance to experience the full spectator journey proposed in the Spanish bid dossier. We have visited the parking, experienced the journey times to the venue, met with a number of the proposed hotels and conducted a full review of the golf course.

"This has allowed us to understand how a Ryder Cup in Spain in 2022 could deliver the key elements we need. We have shared a number of observations and ideas with the Spanish bid team, and we look forward to working with all of the remaining candidate nations over the coming months to further refine their respective bids.”

Ryder Cup Europe will announce the successful host nation for The 2022 Ryder Cup in Autumn 2015.

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